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Carlos Gomez hits fifth homer
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez continued his hot start Friday, as he slugged his fifth home run of the season in a 5-3 win over the Pirates.

Gomez took Pirates start Charlie Morton deep for a solo home run in the fifth, and that wasn't all he contributed. Gomez also drove in a run on an infield single in the sixth inning, finishing the game 2 for 5 with one run, two RBI and three strikeouts.

Gomez is among the league leaders in a plethora of categories after 17 games, ranking second in the NL with five home runs and second in runs with 13. He is hitting .329/.385/.629 in 70 at-bats. 

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Steve Cishek picks up first win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Marlins close Steve Cishek hasn't had many opportunities to pitch so far, as he entered Friday's game against the Mariners with the score tied, for just his fifth appearance of the season.  

Cishek pitched well in the 4-4 game, retiring all three batters faced on 16 pitches, including one strikeout. The Marlins then went on to get him his first win of the season, with Giancarlo Stanton hitting a walk-off grand slam to clinch the 8-4 victory.

Cishek is 1-0 with a pair of saves, and has yet to allow a run in five innings of work this season. 

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Alberto Callaspo launches second home run of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo smacked his second home run of the season in his team's 11-3 home win over the Astros Friday night.

Callaspo took starter Jarred Cosart deep for a three-run home run in the opening frame. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI. He is hitting .340/.404/.553 with two home runs and nine RBI in 47 at-bats.

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Huston Street gives up homer, picks up sixth save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Padres closer Huston Street was touched for his first run of the season Friday, but still earned the save in a 2-1 win over the Giants.

Street surrendered a solo home run to Brandon Belt, making the insurance run the Padres picked up in the eighth inning even more important. He retired the side relatively easily from that point on, striking out three batters and walking one for his sixth save.

Street is 6 for 6 on save opportunities this season with nine strikeouts and two walks in seven innings of work. 

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Yoenis Cespedes smacks fourth home run in three-hit performance
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes notched his first three-hit game of the season Friday night against the Astros.

Cespedes singled two runs in the opening frame off Jarred Cosart in the opening frame and went yard in the second off Paul Clemens. He went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBI in an 11-3 victory. He is hitting .315/.523/.838 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 65 at-bats.

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Sonny Gray stays sharp in win over Astros
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics starter Sonny Gray tossed another quality start and earned his third consecutive victory in his team's 11-3 win over the Astros Friday night. The right-hander yielded three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings pitched.

Gray has not lost a decision since Sept. 11, 2013. He owns a 1.80 ERA, and 1.36 WHIP along with 23:9 K:BB ratio over 25 innings pitched. He'll be seeking win No. 4 come Wednesday against Texas.

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Francisco Rodriguez keeps rolling with fifth save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez wasn't at his sharpest, but still picked up his fifth save of the season in a 5-3 win Friday over the Pirates.

Rodriguez battled control issues in his outing, walking one batter and throwing just nine of 19 pitches for strikes. Still, he was bale to retire the side in order, with one strikeout, to earn the save.

Rodriguez has yet to allow a run this season while recording five saves in as many opportunities. He is off to a great start, with 13 strikeouts and just two walks through his first eight innings of work.  

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Rafael Soriano faces the minimum for fourth save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano had a bit of cushion, and picked up his fourth save of the season pretty easily in a 3-1 win over the Cardinals.

Soriano walked one hitter to put the tying run at the plate with one out, but ended any possible threat by inducing a game-ending double play from the next batter. He is now perfect in four save opportunities, and has yet to allow a run in six innings this season. 

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Jarred Cosart fails to make it out of opening frame in abysmal outing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Astros starting pitcher Jarred Cosart's night was done almost before it even started on Friday, as he recorded just one out in an 11-3 defeat to the A's.

Cosart (1-2) surrendered a two-run single to Yoenis Cespedes, a three-run home run to Alberto Callaspo and a two-run home run Josh Reddick before he was pulled for Paul Clemens in the opening frame. Cosart took the loss, only lasting one-third of an inning and allowing seven runs on three hits and four walks.

Cosart saw his ERA go from 4.00 to 7.36 after Friday's abysmal outing. He'll look to get back on track when he takes the hill Wednesday at Seattle.

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Tyson Ross dazzles for second win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross evened his record in a 2-1 win over the Giants Friday, as he twirled another gem for the win.

Ross tossed eight terrific innings, shutting out the Giants and allowing just four hits and a walk. After allowing a leadoff double to open the game, Ross was rarely in trouble in the start, allowing just the one extra-base hit. He struck out nine batters while throwing 66 of 100 pitches for strikes.

Ross wasn't sharp in his first two starts of the season, both losses, but has found his way over his last two. He has struck out 16 with just two walks over his last 15 innings of work, and is now 2-2 with a 2.13 ERA heading into his next start, Wednesday against the Brewers. 

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